Financial Administrator

The Great Bubble Barrier

The Great Bubble Barrier

Accounting & Finance · Part-time
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Financial Administrator

  • 8 – 16 hours per week (with opportunity to grow)
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Fluent in English & Dutch
  • Based in The Netherlands
  • EU working permit
More information about this job:
Help us protect our oceans and rivers from plastic pollution by getting Bubble Barrier projects off the ground. As financial administrator at The Great Bubble Barrier, you will be working within the Operations team and oversee overall and project finances.

Why we exist

Plastic pollution is a worldwide problem. Even with an advanced waste management infrastructure, canals and rivers still show significant pollution with plastics. That’s why we created The Great Bubble Barrier. Our mission is to stop plastic pollution in rivers and canals before it reaches our oceans… with bubbles! By recovering plastic debris early on, we minimise its negative impact on the environment. Joining The Great Bubble Barrier means you’ll be joining our fight for cleaner rivers and oceans.

What will you do

As a Financial Administrator at The Great Bubble Barrier your main responsibility will be the maintenance of financial records for both the projects we execute as well as the overall business. This means processing income and expenditures, purchase of goods and services as well as undertaking a range of financial reporting and administrative tasks. It also includes the management of grant funding.

Your Responsibilities

  • Managing project finance and admin as well as general finance, including all aspects around checking purchase ledger invoice processes, coding, batching, and posting to the accounts system (ExactOnline) Investigating and resolving supplier and customer queries Processing credit card payments and expense declarations from employees Daily processing of bank transactions including monthly bank reconciliations Preparing supplier payment runs Sales Ledger cover, including finalizing sales invoices, credit notes and proforma invoices and processing payments received Supplying financial (management) information to the directors Preparing annual statements Supporting personnel and salary administration (leave administration, sickness- and recovery notifications, etc.) Maintaining contact with suppliers (insurance companies, salary administrators, etc.)

Skills & requirements

  • Intermediate or Secondary Vocational Education (MBO-4) with a diploma in Business Administration or equivalent of job related and educational experience
  • At least three years of experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of general bookkeeping, accounting, and filing procedures and practices
  • Experience with accounting software (preferably ExactOnline) and Microsoft Office programs, with intermediate level in Excel
  • Competencies: organising, discipline, initiative
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language both written and verbal.
  • Affinity with ocean health, sustainability and/or preventing plastic pollution
  • Working from the Netherlands & EU citizenship or valid EU work visa is required to be considered a viable candidate

Are you falling short of some of the above requirements? No problem! We understand that nobody is perfect, neither are we! If you have any doubts on your suitability for the role, contact us at and we’d be happy to chat!

What we offer

We are a young and fast-growing start-up dedicated to improving our rivers and oceans’ health. You’ll be joining us in our mission, working in a fun environment with a team of passionate and talented people.

  • Salary indication: €1.950,- – €2.250,- euros gross based on 40 hours/week, plus holiday allowance of 8%
  • 20 holidays + 5 company closing days (based on 40h/week)
  • Travel cost compensation (public transport)
  • Flexible work hours / working remotely possible
  • Room for your ideas to improve processes
  • Free lunch, social drinks, and team events

Ready to make some positive impact with your financial administration skills with our passionate and talented team? We’re looking forward to meeting you! Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

As a social enterprise, our profits are directly invested back into our mission and the salary offered may not reflect those of commercial entity.

The Great Bubble Barrier is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity, regardless of sex, marital status, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job. Selection will be in accordance with objective, job related criteria and the appointment will be based on applicant’s merits and abilities.

How to apply

Would this role suit you? Send us your resume and cover letter (in Dutch or English) to


Visit our website for more information on The Great Bubble Barrier or get in touch at

The Great Bubble Barrier is an equal opportunity employer.